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VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0 is the new release of PowerCLI and the first to become multi-platform: it adds support for Mac OS and Linux!

Thanks to Microsoft PowerShell Core 6.0, the open-sourced version of PowerShell that’s available on a number of operating systems, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS.

This release brings support for the following modules:

  • VMware.VimAutomation.Cis.Core
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Common
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Core
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Nsxt
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Vds
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Vmc
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Storage
  • VMware.VimAutomation.StorageUtility

The installation process remain the same of the previous version:

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser

Maybe somebody is asking why v10.0, and not 6.5 something?

VMware has provide the answer with three different reasons:

  1. This was a HUGE release, with some behavioral changes, so it needed to be a major number change.
  2. They want to distance PowerCLI versioning from vSphere versioning to eliminate confusion.
  3. PowerCLI is 10 years old! 🎂

Maybe there also another reason, that 10 (or X) seems the “magic number” for several software versions…